A Novel Physical Layer Assisted Authentication Scheme for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks
1.1. Related Works and Issues
1.2. Our Motivations and Contributions
- In our inter-burst authentication scheme, a new method is developed for the legitimate users to compare their RSS records while not requiring the sender to send his RSS values back to the receiver, which avoids the information disclose to the attacker. Hence, our proposed scheme is more secure than that in  and causes no loss of secrecy. Our scheme can be combined with other RSS-based physical-layer secret key generation schemes [22,23,24,25,26,27] to further enhance the security of wireless networks.
- Our proposed inter-burst authentication scheme can detect the spoofing attack even in high dynamic environment.
- Our proposed inter-burst authentication scheme is more efficient since it achieves higher detection rate while keeping lower false alarm rate. In our scheme, the detection rate can achieve 100% without false alarm both in indoor and outdoor environments. Moreover, our solution is lightweight in the sense that only one short message communication is needed. Our scheme can achieve fast and efficient message authentication with less communication and computation overheads.
- We conduct the performance analysis on the inter-burst authentication, and identify its applicability.
- We validate our approach through real-world experiments under indoor and outdoor environments. Experiment results backs our proposed scheme well. Our scheme is a practical one.
1.3. Organization of the Paper
2. Theoretical Basis
2.1. Channel Reciprocity Principle
2.2. Spatial Uncorrelation Principle
2.3. Two Theorems
3. Our Proposed Authentication Scheme
3.1. System and Communication Model
3.2. Authentication Scheme
4. Performance Evaluations
4.1. Reciprocity and Spatial Uncorrelation Validation
4.2. Theorem 2 Validation
4.3. Performance Evaluation of Our Proposed Scheme
4.3.1. The Choosing of Parameters and
4.3.2. Performance Evaluation
4.3.3. Impact of the Frame Number in Each Burst
Conflicts of Interest
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Wang, Q. A Novel Physical Layer Assisted Authentication Scheme for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors 2017, 17, 289. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17020289
Wang Q. A Novel Physical Layer Assisted Authentication Scheme for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2017; 17(2):289. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17020289Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Qiuhua. 2017. "A Novel Physical Layer Assisted Authentication Scheme for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks" Sensors 17, no. 2: 289. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17020289